Assessing ecological changes in and around marine reserves using community perceptions and biological surveys.

  • Villager’s support for a reserve does not necessarily depend on strong evidence from fish surveys.  Villager’s perceptions are affected by a wide range of information sources and managers seeking  to enhance local support should tap these information sources. 
  • It is important for managers to create inexpensive and effective monitoring methods that use a  diverse range of data sources because each monitoring system has different strengths and  weaknesses.